Chipping from a Muddy Lie


We all need a reliable method for dealing with these kinds of situations.

Historically, I would have gone with the aggressive shaft lean approach but I haven't played in that way in a long time now and I would try and move my students more toward using bounce wherever possible.

The decision of which option to use here needs to be based on a lot of practise and the scenario that you are...

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How Backspin is REALLY Created

chipping short game Apr 15, 2020

I recently watched this quick video with Rory Mcllroy demonstrating the 'One Hop and Stop' chip shot. While the technique is reassuringly simple, judging by the comments left by viewers, they are not fooled and there is more to playing a low spinning chip shot it than just technique. 

 Rory's 'Hop and Stop' Chip Shot


Creating spin involves a lot of friction and...

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Learn to Play Lob Shots the Seve Way

chipping short game Mar 05, 2020

'Constraints Led Learning' is hugely in vogue at the moment and there are some professionals that only coach with the use of task constraints and avoid explicit instructions at all costs. IMO this is quite extreme but task constraints do play a huge role in Motor Learning and pretty much every session I deliver will have some form of this learning.

The Benefits of Learning to Chip this Way...

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Striking Your Chip Shots Crisply Every Time

chipping Oct 16, 2019


If you stand over a chip shot and feel a level of anxiety over whether or not you are going to make a good connection then you are not alone. Concerns over mis-striking our chip shots is an almost universal experience shared by golfers of all levels.

What I love about this exercise is that everyone can very quickly establish there intended scuff in the ground during a practice...

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Chipping Masterclass

chip chipping pitch Aug 22, 2019

This chipping video is part of the 'Masterclass Series' with David Griffiths. The aim is to try and demonstrate different approaches to the same chip shot and convey some of the less obvious elements that are involved in short game planning.

Play the Percentage Chip Shot

On two of the scenarios in the video, David has chosen the more elaborate high spinning chip, where I elected to keep the...

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Working With the Yips in Golf

chipping pitching putting yips Sep 21, 2018

Gordon Morrison and Dr Noel Rousseau are both PGA Golf Professionals that specialise in working with Yips. Gordon is working towards his Phd on the Yips in Golf and Noel's research was in a closely related field of movement science. They have teamed up with the PGA to offer coach training in relation to working with the Yips.

Upcoming Coach Training: TBC 

Recent research has indicated that...

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Creating Backspin


I question I get asked a lot is 'how do I get backspin on my golf shots?

Sorry folks, there is no trick, sleight of hand or flick of the wrist that creates spin. In many ways though, it is easier than that. Assuming you haven't topped the ball, every golf shot will have backspin. The skill is not so much about making backspin happen but being able to predict the rate of spin on your ball...

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Chip and Run in Slow Motion

chip chipping short game Jan 02, 2017

This is one of the dozens of Phantom slow-motion videos that you'll see inside the member's area: Pro model, David Griffiths, playing a chip and run with a PW.

Chip and Run instruction video - 7-Day Free Trial

Chip and Run Technique: Areas To Note

  • David is absolutely still apart from the motion of his arms. Very firm wrists.
  • David's sternum is not forward of the ball as with other chip...
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